- 50 percent larger “smart” facility features advanced sensing and tracking technology to better serve owners and customers.
- Dallas expansion part of $150 million national investment to grow the GEA distribution network.
DALLAS, Tx—June 20, 2018—GE Appliances, a Haier company, and its strategic partners have invested more than $150 million to expand GEA’s extensive distribution network with the first of four new facilities opening this week in Dallas. This overall expansion will create more than 220 jobs in distribution, delivery and in-home installation.
The new Dallas distribution center in Wildlife Commerce Park is 50 percent larger than the previous location, which will help to serve owners and customers better. “This facility gives us the ability to say yes more often to our customers,” says Brian Gruber, regional sales manager for GE Appliances. “The investment in capacity and technology demonstrates our leadership in logistics.”
“GE Appliances’ new Area Distribution Center in Dallas joins the leading distribution network in the appliance industry with the ability to deliver products in three days or less to 90 percent of U.S. homes,” says Mark Shirkness, vice president of distribution for GE Appliances. “Our Dallas location is the blueprint for our future warehouses and distribution capability. It’s a smart facility—a complete redesign of everything we’re doing in our distribution network to better serve our customers.”
The expanded Dallas distribution center is officially open. Chief Operations Officer Melanie Cook (center) was on hand for the ceremony. The added warehouse capacity allows for the stocking of additional products and accessories. Investments in technology and infrastructure make it easy for customers to get the products they need when they need them.
The new distribution center was designed with the needs of our customers in mind. Additional entry and exit lanes were added, and the facility offers 140 loading docks. Each bay has 10-foot doors, making it easier to move large products, and industry leading safety features such as dock levelers and dock locks.
The will-call area has tripled in size to accommodate local customers. Investments in technology enable our team to know the location of every box inside the warehouse.
About GE Appliances
GE Appliances, a Haier company, creates good things for life through a passion for great appliances and the happiness they can bring to every household. With the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE™, Haier and Hotpoint brands, GE Appliances provides choices for improving kitchens and homes each day. Product offerings include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners and water filtration systems. For more information, visit www.geappliances.com/our-company.